14th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music


Call for Papers

The Organising Committee is pleased to announce that the 14th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music will take place at Queen's University Belfast, from 30 June to 4 July 2010.

The theme of this conference—BACH—has been inspired by the symbolism of ‘14’, Bach’s numeric signature, and will commemorate the anniversaries of the deaths of Johann Sebastian (260th), Anna Magdalena (250th) and Maria Barbara (290th). Participants may wish to incorporate the theme but proposals relating to ANY aspect of Baroque music are welcome.

Proposals are invited for:

1) individual papers of 20 minutes duration (followed by questions and discussion)
2) themed and round-table sessions of one and a half hours duration (including discussion).

Individual papers (1) and sessions with multiple participants (2) will be presented in simultaneous strands grouped by subject area. The subject of each strand will be determined by the nature of the proposals received. Individuals may submit one proposal in the form of an abstract of not more than 250 words (individual papers), or not more than 350 words (group sessions). Acceptance of a proposal will be at the discretion of the organisers.

The abstract should be preceded by information under the following headings: NAME, INSTITUTION, POSTAL ADDRESS, PHONE, FAX, EMAIL ADDRESS.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 15 January 2010.

Abstracts may be:

1) emailed to Yo Tomita (
baroque.conference@qub.ac.uk).   Attachments (in MS word file or .rtf format) are preferred for the text of abstracts. Please note that all attachments should be backed   up with a plain-text version in the main email.

2) posted to:   Prof. Yo Tomita   14th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music School of Music & Sonic Arts  Queen’s University Belfast University Road Belfast, BT7 1NN Northern Ireland, UK

Further enquiries should be directed to the Organising Committee (

Organising Committee:
Yo Tomita (Chair)
Alison Dunlop, Tanja Kovacevic (Coordinators)